Resources for working with children, young people and families

As health professionals, how can you increase patient engagement and voice in your work? We deliver guidance on how to involve children and young people in strategic decision making.
Shape your thinking for an engagement offer at your organisation or service: understand the why, get to the detail and find out the voice.
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Our tried and tested activities help you find out what children and young people who use your services think.
When you involve a child, young person, parent or carer in your committee, how can you ensure a meaningful experience?

CYP don't ask for much when it comes to their healthcare - they just want to be understood

Engagement 101

This resource provides you with the key pieces of legislation that support active involvement of children and young people in health decisions and service design.
Over 1,000 children, young people and family members looked at topics from our State of Child Health report - including poverty, mental health, PSHE , LGBT and children’s rights.
Children and young people using these services told us how they would like to be involved: more choice and flexibility, sharing experiences with others and feeling like they're making a difference.

We work to ensure that the voice of children, young people and families is making a difference in child health and healthcare for young patients.